In the near two hour interview, Andy talks about his reaction to the recent passing of Eddie Van Halen and his favourite guitar solos from Van Halen.
He also talks about joining Five Finger Death Punch and how he hopes to add his own stamp on future material whilst also honouring what has gone before him. He mentions how he considers Jason Hook to be an under-rated guitar player and is looking forward to checking out his future projects.
On whether he’ll be going up the lift for the Coming Down solo like Jason Hook, he says “No Way!” but says he might consider a laser guitar if Kiesel will make him one.
Also covered Andy discusses the message in the Living The Dream music video. talks about dealing with fans reacting to him joining the band, touuring with Bad Wolves on the Megadeathpunch Tour and more.
Listen to the full interview with Andy James on Spotify here:
You can also listen to 5FDP drummer, Charlie Engen on Episode Nine of the Just STFU podcast.
Andy James officially joined Five Finger Death Punch in October 2020 following an announcement that Jason Hook had made the decision to the leave the band.
The first single to feature Andy James is Broken World from the bands recent A Decade of Destruction Volume 2 greatest hits complilation release in October 2020.
The release includes four previously unreleased tracks; Broken World, a Steve Aoki remix of Bad Company, a Joe Hahn remix of Wash It All Away, a Felmax remix of Trouble plus the new acoustic version of Wrong Side Of Heaven.
Fans can also get their hands on limited edition LP versions of the release from EMP and Townsend Music which includes orange, white and purple vinyl options.